Woman helps other grieving mothers while mourning the loss of her son


by Rachel Platt


Posted on September 29, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 30 at 4:44 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) - She lost her son 24 years ago and the pain has lessened some but it never completely goes away.

As WHAS11's Rachel Platt reports, after all these years she's now found a way and a place to share her child's story and others.

Jeremy Karrer was a quiet little 6-year-old boy ready to buy his brothers candy when tragedy struck.

Close to the neighborhood store, Jeremy and his brothers were crossing Goss Avenue to get to Hauck's when he was hit by a car 24-years-ago.

Jeremy died three days later, the year was 1987.

This past January on the anniversary of Jeremy's death, Barbara turned to the internet and Facebook to share her story and her grief by creating grievingmothers.org.

She was overwhelmed by how many others wanted to tell their child's story.

Gary Allen placed pink and blue bows to mark the spot for what will be a memorial garden, he's known the Karrer's for years and helps up the Schnitzelberg neighborhood council.  He helped them secure this spot.

There will be a groundbreaking Friday for the garden with Mayor Greg Fischer expected to be there at 2:30 p.m.

The group is selling bricks now to raise funds for starting the garden in the spring.

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